Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Hadj

Just as every Christmas I think of the Pequod setting sail, so every January one thinks of the Moby Dick Read-a-thon at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. Jan. 4 through 6, with a webcast available. 'Aft here, ye sons of bachelors!

Omoo and Typee: Sophisticated reading and eroticism in the early Melville

We have a marvelous post today over at the Lectern on Typee and Omoo. This is a must-read for Melville fans. It is a brilliant review; I wish I'd written it myself!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Melville's Marginalia

The next time you want to lose yourself in Melvilliana, check out this site on Melville's marginalia. Go ahead, find the books and start clicking on them.